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eSTEeM is providing a mechanism for professional development through practice-based scholarship within a mentored community. Much of our work is organised on a project basis with project management aimed at the delivery of new educational outcomes and scholarship outputs. 

eSTEeM supports a rolling portfolio of approx. 80 active scholarship projects under a number of themes which include:

  • Access, Participation and Success
  • Innovative assessment
  • Online/onscreen STEM practice
  • Supporting students
  • Technologies for STEM learning

To learn more about our projects, please click on the project titles or use the search feature below by entering keywords. To search by the name of a project leader, please use the 'Filter by Project Leader' tab on the right-hand side of this page.

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    Associate Lecturer Disability Champion scheme at the Open University (E&I-STEM)

  1. Elouise HuxorTheodora PhilcoxLisa Bowers
  2. The Disability Champion project was a pilot programme to support ALs in their teaching of students in design with disability flags given that the proportion of students within this group has been steadily rising over recent years.

    December 2020 to December 2022

    Accessibility of Jupyter Notebooks on M269

  3. Alexis LansburySharon Dawes
  4. M269 Algorithms, data structures and computability is being rewritten and will include all teaching and assessment materials in Jupyter notebooks rather than the OU’s VLE interface.

    April 2021 to September 2023

    Evaluation and improvement of print packs use for Environmental Science students

  5. Fiona AikenChris Hutton
  6. There is a legal requirement (Equality Act, 2010) to provide students who have declared disabilities with reasonable adjustments which address their learning needs.

    October 2021 to October 2023

    Typical Support Seeking Behaviour of STEM Students, their Outcomes and Successes

  7. Paul CollierFiona Aiken
  8. The importance of personal, non-academic support of students especially in a distance learning environment is well documented in the literature.

    April 2021 to March 2022

    Impact of introducing new practical and dataset project options to the science undergraduate capstone project module (S390)

  9. Hannah GauciJulie RobsonJanette Wallace
  10. S390 is the undergraduate science capstone project module.

    April 2021 to June 2023

    Black student experience and attainment on S112: improving a level 1 STEM module

  11. Louise MacBrayneJennie Bellamy
  12. Highly Commended at the 7th eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2024.

    Winner of the 8th Best Poster Competition at the 12th eSTEeM Annual Conference, 19-20 April 2023.

    November 2020 to November 2023

    An evaluation of use and impact of zero grades in assessment; are we being consistent, fair, and transparent?

  13. Karen NewFiona Moorman
  14. Assessment is at the core of teaching and learning at the Open University.  It is used to measure student learning against institutional and AQA standards and, most importantly, assessment has a pivotal role in consolidating student understanding and in supporting progression along their learning

    June 2021 to December 2023

    Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on ethnic minority students’ study experience and awarding gap (A case study of Level 1 C&C Open University Modules)

  15. Dhouha KbaierSoraya Kouadri MostéfaouiAnnemarie Kane
  16. This report explores the broader impact of COVID-19 on the learning experiences and academic performance of ethnic minority students, using Open University (OU) Level 1 Computing modules as a case study.

    October 2021 to September 2023

    Evaluating Statistics anxiety across different qualifications

  17. Rachel Hilliam
  18. This project addresses findings that were suggested from the evaluation of the project “How one module can serve multiple qualification t

    April 2022 to December 2024